St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School

Following in the footsteps of Jesus, together we love live and learn.

W/B 3rd June 2024

Row row row your boat.

Maple children were singing Row row row your boat, they loved taking part in all the actions, especially the scream at the end. We found a version of the rhyme that had lions and polar bears in as well, this just made it more fun making all the animal noises.

Some of the older Maple children are recognising their name cards now and are hearing what their initial sound of their name sounds like. For an extra daily challenge, once we have counted how many children are here, as well as finding the correct numeral to be on display the children are also holding up the correct number of fingers, from there the children then have to choose the right number flash card to display next to the number. These display cards are photographs of our fingers, ranging from 1 finger to 10. The children have been taking part in this challenge daily for a while now and love to choose the finger flashcards.
In maths Maple children were practising their touch 1:1 counting and then finding the correct numeral to match their number. They played a variety of games to practise and reinforce this concept and then got to consolidate their learning with an IWB game in St Mary's room.


In PE Elm and Maple joined up. They had the apparatus out and had to carry their cannonballs (a beanbag). They had to throw their beanbag to an adult whilst they swung across on a rope, they then climb up the boat and had to throw their cannonball as if they were firing and ended with jumping into the sea. Everyone had a great time and asked to have the apparatus out next week too.

Both rooms are in the process of making 'special gifts' for certain special members of their families, all will be revealed by Sunday 16th!!


As we have been fortunate most days to have some sunshine we have continued to make the most of the outdoor classrooms. Everyone was enjoying the tuff spot being filled with water, seeing if they could predict what would float or sink. Fingers crossed they don't continue their experiments with belongings from their home.


A lovely first week back.